THE BEST OF LEILA PINHEIRO IS WHAT’S ON THE MENU FOR THIS SUNDAY BRAZILIAN BRUNCH THIS WEEKEND, FOREVER KNOWN AS THE QUEEN OF RIO’S SOFT-ROCK SCENE.
by Scott Adams
WELCOME TO THE SUNDAY BRAZILIAN BRUNCH
What’s on menu? A relaxing start to the day with a view… and the Brazilain sun glowing through your mamosa as you consider what the rest of the day has in store. That’s the spirit of The Sunday Brazilian Brunch, with The Best of Leila Pinheiro. More below.
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TODAY: LEILA PINEIRO’S BEST SONGS
It’s the music of Leila Pinheiro this weekend on The Sunday Brazilian Brunch. The singer from Brazil’s far northeastern city of Belem has been a creative force since a move to Rio in the early 80’s set the stage for a stellar career.
In fact, many critics place her in between Elis Regina and Marisa Monte in the continuum of Brazilian song.
Pinheiro’s music ushered in a contemporary change in Brazilian pop and her stylish approach to soft rock and Bossa Nova make her a perfect fit for our Sunday show this week.
Leila Pinheiro made her first US tour in 1997, and three years later I had the privilege of welcoming her to the stage in Fort Lauderdale, where she shared the bill with both Ivan Lins and Ed Motta.
By this time she was already a household name with fans of The Sounds of Brazil, where she had become a popular mainstay on our playlists for more than half a decade.
And while it’s been some time since we last featured her music, we’re all set to enjoy a half-dozen of her best songs. And I’m sure that you’ll enjoy this musical homecoming.
There’s more: The Scandinavian Brazilian jazz group Full Circle (remember them?) bring us their first hit song, plus Romania’s Breeze Bossa Nova and YouTube singing sensation G Flat share songs from our New Music Playlist, too.
I’ll tell you what’s coming up next week at Connect Brazil, too.
All in all, a wonderful line up for Spring’s final Sunday!
BRAZILIAN BRUNCH SPOT OF THE WEEK
This week, Our Brunch Spot of The Week brings us to the heart of Copacabana and a poolside lounge with a view at the Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel (above). Longtime listeners may remember the Rio Atlantica as “Your Home Away From Home”. It’s been a popular choice for fans of The Sounds of Brazil when they visit Rio de Janeiro for more than 20 years. Click here to learn more.
The Pestana Rio Atlantica has the most breathtaking views of Copacabana from it’s penthouse-like pool. Check out the photo gallery to see for yourself.
Pestana Rio Atlantica website Directory
Avenida Atlântica, 2964,
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
+55 21 3816-8500
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JOIN US ON OUR STREAMING STATION FOR THREE FULL HOURS, SUNDAYS ONLY!
Listen Live to The Sunday Brazilian Brunch beginning at 5 am, 9 am and 2 pm Central time every Sunday for The Sunday Brazilain Brunch: plenty of great music and a story or two.
Or tune in for the Brazilian Brunch nightcap at 8 pm CT.
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